Except perhaps, when he caused the hurt. One day when Mike and Barbara were playing tickle, Mike tried to put the hood of her sweatshirt onto his head, and scratched her neck with the zipper. Barbara told him he was too rough. He signed, “Unlisten” — he didn’t want to hear what she was saying. Barbara insisted that he listen but he still refused, and tried to pull her outside to play, signing “Out!”
Then Mike examined the red mark on her neck. When she asked him how her neck got hurt, he replied “Zipper.” She told him that he was right and asked why it happened. He told her he’d been a bad boy by signing — “Toilet Mike. Rough.”
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